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Colour is the new black

Colour is the new black

Jan Middendorp

For the past decade or so, Mark van Wageningen has been investigating the possibilities of adding colour…

 
Pleasure in the process

Pleasure in the process

John L. Walters

Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir are graphic designers who construct typefaces through mathematics, systems and…

 
Brand in the hand

Brand in the hand

In Melbourne, more than a century ago, a ‘printer’s fist’ inadvertently became one of the earliest…

 
The programmed designer

The programmed designer

John-Patrick Hartnett

Industry-standard tools – Apple computers, Adobe software – have created astonishing new possibilities…

 
The rules of the game 2

The rules of the game 2

For George Hardie, illustration is a problem-solving process: collecting looking and drawing with…

 
Permanent opposition

Permanent opposition

Martin Colyer

Perched in a London office overlooking the Thames, Peter Brookes has just hours to turn headline news…

 
Crayon game

Crayon game

Steven Heller

The unexpected craze for adult colouring books has created a bonanza for publishers. Can they keep it…

 
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

Chiara Medioli

In postwar Milan, Swiss designer Lora Lamm brought flair and humour to her work for clients in industry…

 
Biggest badass in the room

Biggest badass in the room

Laurie Haycock Makela

Post bereavement, post stroke, post rehab, post 60 … Laurie Haycock Makela braves her first job…

 
Modernist cottage industry

Modernist cottage industry

Rick Poynor

For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and…

 
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